I was here a little more than a year ago. The cows - there were so many! - have nearly disappeared. I wonder if it has something to do with Indore's push towards some sort of modernity, of which smooth roads are a good indicator - and there are plenty of new roads here.
This is a far cry from something I had heard in Delhi. A politician from Bihar had recently moved to Vasant Vihar. Upon discovering that influential Biharis lived there, he promised them that cows would be allowed free rein there. So he opened up the gates to several farms and cows, lots of cows, now park themselves on the streets of what is a rather pretty area. It could just be a story. But I did see the cows.